London - American Sarah Fisher will become the first woman in 10 years to drive a Formula One car when she tries out a McLaren at Indianapolis next week, the team announced on Thursday.
"We are pleased to provide Sarah with this one-off opportunity," said McLaren International managing director Martin Whitmarsh in a statement.
"Through our 39 year history we have never had a female drive one of our Formula One cars so I guess it's about time.
"Hopefully Sarah's demonstration will assist in promoting Formula One in America further and give her a taste of the category."
Fisher, 21, competes in the Indy Racing League (IRL) and last month became the first woman to qualify on pole position in a major open-wheel championship.